ROBBIE BRADY, linked with Celtic in recent seasons, is about to end speculation and join Championship side Bournemouth.
The Hoops reportedly watched the versatile Republic of Ireland international left-sided star as he entered the last year of his Burnley contract.
Brady ended his four-year association with the Turf Moor club in the summer, but, with Ange Postecoglou taking over as the long-term successor to Neil Lennon, there was no move for the 29-year-old Dubliner.
Twelve players were brough in during the Greek-Australian squad revamp, but the former Manchester United, Hull City and Norwich ace was not among those to trigger interest.
Brady, who has been capped 57 times, is still searching for a new club and it looks as though he is heading to join up with ex-Hoops midfielder Ryan Christie at the south coast club, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
Swansea were also looking at the midfielder/left-back, but it appears they have settled their problem area after landing Olivier Ntcham on a free from Celtic.
The guessing game that has centred on Brady could now be solved within the next 48 hours if terms can be agreed with Bournemouth boss Scott Parker.